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    Senior Member Nexxus831's Avatar
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    NClauri,
    It is sooooooo beautiful and I thank you

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    Such absolutely beautiful creations !!
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    Jillaine, the rest of your fabric came yesterday. It is a focus fabric and since I'm on the right path, I'm going to let it be a surprise

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    oh catlady that is such pretty fabric! it is going to be gorgeous no matter what you do with it you can not go wrong. wow...

    Nexxus your getting one pretty colorful quilt and I know how much you enjoy happy colors in your life. You and I are trugging along neck in neck I think. I have four blocks done one row.. three more to go. I wish I was moving faster I just commited myself to so many projects at once. I like things that way one I never get bored and two variety variety.. cant say nothing to do today for darn sure. Twinrivers its coming its coming.. you enjoy looking at mine for a little (long) while longer. sigh. my heart is there my hours not so much. it seems I am back to sleeping three days a week. nap after dialysis yesterday woke up so tired. then took a nap after dinner 3 hours sigh.. not good. get zippo done. thankfully I am left with four days to shop, cook, clean and sew. other than bored stiff. So Jillaine I am getting there and its turning out pretty. the colors are very cool and calming. "FROG POND" is coming along one bit at a time. I will try to come up with something a bit less.. slimmy sounding but it stuck the first time I thought of it.
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    Linda, please go easy on yourself and take however many naps you want, for how long as you want. How's this for a sneaky idea - Next quilters swap you should combine it with joining a boomerang swap, send out all your fabric and have others make the blocks FOR you! I just thought that up because I am mailing out your boomerang block tomorrow. (Love the little jack-o-lanterns, they now have little cat friends).
    DH going in for a heart catherization next tuesday, so I may get behind for a bit, but a whole bunch of blocks being mailed tomorrow, I promise. Maybe he and I can have matching stents and pop the same pills, hah.
    May your blessings be many, your troubles few and your fabric stash endless!

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    oh no you have stents too? I am so sorry but thankful for these crazy inventions they have. I have to have my new graft in my arm only three months old ballooned open as its closing up not effective. they said its a predictor of future behavior so probably every 3 months. marvelous.

    Thanks for working on my pumpkins so fast. I have only three of those blocks finished but figure four to six a week and I will get them out in good time. I am only doing one boom this time. I did two last and so far only put one quilt together of the two. I am going to do a mystery quilt next time I think.. get the top done and then quilt it during the trade time.. much better concept just hope that someone will want something I made prior to finding out what they like boom quilts are lovely but I wouldnt have made it right? that is not what this is all about. besides I am liking your quilt rather well. the colors feel good. I am telling you right now that zippy color I bought I am not feeling it. I am thinking I have to go fuschia not gold/orange. unless I can find another way to incorporate it its history zoom fling right out the window with that plan. one block and it screams stare at me..not what I was hoping for.. more a pop than a scream is ideal. especially at the pond.
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    In my last posts, i was bragging about the number of seams I had sewed after the crazy search for a little more of the fabrics i needed. Today I decided I was going to work on getting my previously completed pieces appliqued to the background so that hopefully in a week or so,they would be ready to join into a top and be ready to layer nd quilt. So i got out the background material and carefully cut my 7" background squares that the pattern called for and got ready to applique the first block. Appliqueing is not my strongest point so knew it would take a while to get them all done. However, I find it is going to take much longer than I had planned. I carefully laid the applique piece on the background only to find it the wrong size! Quickly referring back to pattern, I found the problem. The instructions state to make templates according to "Quilter's Schoolhouse Pages" which clearly stated "add seam allowances to your applique pieces if hand appliqueing". I had done exactly that which is why i had that maniacal search for more of the fabrics. I had taken my freezer paper and slapped it down on the pattern and traced it and added seam allowances and had cut all the pieces and did the preliminary sewing as stated. Only when I looked at the pattern piece in the magazine--Lo and behold--it already has seam allowances! No wonder they dont fit the background blocks. Mr Rippit and I are going to be having a grand old time in the next few weeks.

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    Hope everyone is doing well, boards have been quiet.

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    oh honey your just in the wrong boards.. this one people are actually sewing lol. the other forums are rather lively no one is getting anything done. I know I am in them and one of the procastrinator. in the FQ swap for Feb we did a pet parade of photos of all our critters while we were waiting. I was at this website this morning and well they are selling this calendar. its called MEN QUILTS AND SPICY BURRITOS. what? of course I look. these are muscle guys no shirts quilts strategically drapped and well a burrito in their hand. RANDOM. that guy in front however.. he has a nice.. quilt on his lap. I thought about the thought process to make this calendar. its a charity for Cancer calendar but burritos? really? I would buy it just for the.. quilts.

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    on a serious note (ha ha) I have cut all the pices to my quilt!!! I am so happy. This will make it much easier for me I think. I am using the Mystery train approach even though I know what I am making (well somedays) do all hst first an so on and for me this will speed it up I hope. I am all about speeding things up before I get nervous I am not done. Hence why i dont come to chat here much so many of you are done and I feel like AHHHH only one row done! things should move along faster now I pray. when I am not checking out quilts on calendars (uh huh).
    Linda
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    LOL...well, no worries roseirish, I know it will be amzing!!! shortmom5, work has been crazy and I haven't been on much here...and doing another boom swap...and and and...

    BRAT!!! You need to get the music going so we can all get up and dance!!!

    As for mine, well...it is getting there. I have a LOT to do tonight to get it where I want it to be by tomorrow!!!

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    I am heading back to Oregon this morning and have no progress to report, my quilt is in Oregon. But I am about 1/2 to 1/3 of the way finished with my top. But I am bringing the batting back with me! I am using a Warm and Natural batting, my favorite!

    Hey Libby how's it going. I am sorry I am not chatting more with you at this stage it has been craziness Is that Grand baby here yet?
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    You have a safe trip marytoddliz. Love that name. Glad you mom is better and things are done for a bit there. Remember that table runner. LOL

    I am finally getting over the cold/flu so that is why I have not been on board much. My back is getting a bit better, meds are alway fun and PT is a challenge, but hopefully will be the trick. Just now getting back to sewing a bit. Was a whole month that I jus did not have any energy to do much at all, just my row robins. But Linny will be getting some sneak peaks soon.
    Life is short, live it while you still can. QuilterMomma

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    Good luck in Oregon. Enjoy the weather for me. I'm missing being up there, even to visit. Been WAY too long!!! Be safe and stay warm.

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    Pinned and sewed 56 seams last night. Pinned a few more to sew tonight, if my lil one really isn't sick. Poor lil guy just turned 3 and has a very nervous tummy like mommy. Poor lil man was sick this morning...kept telling me, "Mommy, I throw up" and then I'd get him to the toilet and sure enough...gotta love the draining stuff in the morning. But afterwards, he said all better. Hopefully he will have a good day...

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    Yosa, Boston Harbor in Billings, Montana has some herbs that are great for that nervous tummy and have no side affects except making you better. I order them up for my daughter as well. If you get them with the Figi Tea, yum cup of tea.
    Life is short, live it while you still can. QuilterMomma

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    I remembered to send a PM to our fearless leader to let her know how far along I am on my partner's quilt. I think that's worth a piece of candy, don't you. (Pavlov's dog never had it so good!). I am working away on the quilt plus I'm doing two table runners and a row robin. I think I'll be in my sewing room for the rest of the month finishing up. Have a label to finish on a quilt I'm entering in a show tomorrow. No rest for the wicked! Sharp needles everyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marytoddliz View Post
    I am heading back to Oregon this morning and have no progress to report, my quilt is in Oregon. But I am about 1/2 to 1/3 of the way finished with my top. But I am bringing the batting back with me! I am using a Warm and Natural batting, my favorite!

    Hey Libby how's it going. I am sorry I am not chatting more with you at this stage it has been craziness Is that Grand baby here yet?
    Hi Mary Beth, I have been MIA for the last couple of weeks. The grandbaby arrived the 29th, I left to see him that weekend. I just got home today, going through emails and catching up on the posts. He has grown so much in just two weeks, won't recognize him when I go back. I haven't started your quilt yet, but still have a couple of days before I go back to work. I have it all planned in my head, will see how it translates to fabric. Glad all is going well in Oregon! Talk soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuilterMomma View Post
    You have a safe trip marytoddliz. Love that name. Glad you mom is better and things are done for a bit there. Remember that table runner. LOL

    I am finally getting over the cold/flu so that is why I have not been on board much. My back is getting a bit better, meds are alway fun and PT is a challenge, but hopefully will be the trick. Just now getting back to sewing a bit. Was a whole month that I jus did not have any energy to do much at all, just my row robins. But Linny will be getting some sneak peaks soon.
    Glad you're doing a bit better.....PT worked wonders for me, hope it will for you. Oh, by the way, I LOVE sneak peeks!

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    Wow I accidentally jumped in a room with.. EXPERTS! AHHHH!!! well my partner loves me regardless of this grand faux paux.. Today was such a great day I wanted to share. I have now cut all but three blocks of my pieces. random i know but i just cut a bunch then took those hst's an 4st's and then sewed those pieces together so another day I can sew rows and blocks and THAT is a great day. I felt real scared suddenly I wasn't close enough to making it here but woke up with a just do it attitude and I am so thrilled. I think I can finish this top this month.. quilt it next month and bind it in April and send it to it lovely home with Twinrivers. I love it btw. i hope you will too. yahooo! I did the judys mystery quilt approach. cut.. then sew individual components and now I can sew blocks and rows.. that is the smart way to do it. not one block at a time.. good plan yes yes it is!
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    Miss Brat, I have a question for you. I usually wash quilts before they are given, but some do not like the wrinkled look. What do you like? I am getting so excited and curious , but I will be strong and not beg for a peak! But you just relax and take your time or it won't be any fun for you. Quiltermomma, get better before trying to be superquilter, you hear me?
    DH home now and surgery was a success. I can breathe again...
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    Progress report: I'm approx. 25% finished with the quilt top and should be finished with the top by mid- to late March.

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    Check in. I am almost done with the appliquee boarder. As soon as I finish the blocks I will assamble it and assess the need of another boarder. I love it. Hope Nurse Bomnie will too.
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    I dont usually wash them unless there is an allergy issue (cats). No matter how hard you try to keep hair off it there is always some in the air I think. I am picking right and left to get it off. I do brush them first I am fine either way you chose Twinrivers. They all get cleaned though i prefer to dry clean a handmade quilt. Lots of time and love go into them .. unless its a baby quilt then you have to wash them so often its not feasible... small items tablerunners etc they go into the wash for sure. just the way I like to do it

    today if company gets in their car and leaves at a reasonable hour I can reset my sewing table and spend the day sewing. shoot its already almost 8 get up why dont you!! lol I am ready to sew. Mornings are my prime time. put on some Italian love songs and open the front door for fresh air a cup of joe in one hand and fabric layed out on my table. What a glorious morning that is. so.. maybe I will go bang a few cupboards? accidentally start the dishwasher or.. call the office from the house phone it rings here and is super loud would I do something like that? um.. yes yes I would.
    Linda
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    Big decision day....do I play it safe with a cream colored thread for quilting or go with the color blue..hmm...maybe I need some expert advice on this one.

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    Play with the color. My quilter unwinds a whole lot of the threads we're auditioning and puts them all over the quilt top so see how they might look in all the different spots on the quilt top. Sometimes that really makes a difference in how the thread color actually comes across.
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